Saturday 14th December, 2019
By A. B. Kafui Kanyi, GNA
Kpetoe (VR), Dec. 14, GNA – Colonel Kwadwo
Damoah (Rtd.), Commissioner, Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority
(GRA), has called on new officers of the Customs Division to use their skills
in revenue collection to make the country great and strong.
He urged them to use soft skills and techniques
in Information Technology to help the Authority meet its revenue targets.
Col. Damoah said this at the passing out
parade for basic paramilitary/customs course for junior cadets at the GRA
Academy at Kpetoe.
He said the country needed revenue to implement
social interventions and programmes and urged the officers to do their best
towards agenda “Ghana Beyond Aid” and reposition the country as an
Col. Damoah said expectations for the
Authority are high and asked them to justify their recruitment and commitment
to the service of the country.
The Commissioner urged them to be patriotic
and demonstrate high sense of integrity.
A total of 190 junior cadets made up of 72
females and 118 males were commissioned to be posted to various units of the
Customs Division to help in revenue collection.
They were taken through drill training,
weapon handling, customs laws, preventive duties and armed combat.
Junior Cadet Kingsley Opoku-Agyarko emerged
the all-round best trainee.